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jessie3026
Mar 24, 2011, 01:38 AM
Transcode/Edit/Merge Nikon D7000 MOV to iMovie with H.264 MOV or AIC MOV
Nikon D7000 breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies, and this MOV video format came from Nikon D7000 is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format.So you will not playback or edit smoothly the highly compressed MOV on your Mac with iMovie 8/9 . You need to convert the 1080p HD MOV footage off your Nikon D7000 with Aunsoft Mac Nikon D7000 MOV Converter for Snow Leopard.It also supports other Nikon D7000 cameras.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon D7000 HD MOV files to iMovie 8, iMovie 9 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Nikon D7000 HD MOV videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon D7000 camera, run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Nikon D7000 to iMovie MOV Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose H.264 MOV output format.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov), and the Mac Nikon D7000 MOV Converter will transcode 1080p MOV videos to Quicktime MOV with H.264 as video codec.With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition1920×1080.

Step3. Merge Nikon D7000 1080 H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Nikon D7000 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon D7000 1080 H.264 MOV to iMovie on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon D7000 MOV converter starts converting Nikon D7000 MOV videos to H.264 MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on Mac.
After converting and merging the Nikon D7000 MOV files, just import the output files to iMovie 8/9.The output videos are compatible with Final Cut Studio/Pro, Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing,to import the HD videos on Mac without compatibility issue.
Tips:
You also can choose Quicktime Movie Format - Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) output format.Click the "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to Quicktime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format.

In fact, the Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) will not cause much image quality loss like someone feared. The transcoded video looks quite acceptable in iMovie as well as Final Cut. It’s sure quite a good day to edit. But there is one big draw back unavoidably. When you transcode into Apple's intermediate Codec, the AVCHD size become even bigger. Much bigger. And accordingly it will take much more spaces of you Mac. Take iMovie 8 for example, the transcoded AVCHD video will actually take up about ten times more space than it normally would on your camcorder. A 2-minute, 200MB AVCHD file can take up as much as 2GB when transcoded to AIC.

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